Media Coverage of Border Crisis Drops 94% Despite 317% Increase Over 2020

Temporary processing facilities in Donna, Texas, safely processes family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol March 17, 2021.

Despite the nation facing its biggest spike of border crossings in 20 years the media seems to now be turning a blind eye.

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The Washington Examiner reports:

A new Media Research Center analysis shows that as the crisis has peaked to over 200,000 crossings last month, coverage by the Big Three networks has crashed 94%.

According to Rich Noyes, the Center’s research director, coverage of the border in August “was virtually nil.”

His August tabulation: Six minutes, 28 seconds of network news coverage during the entire month.

July saw just four minutes 20 seconds, he added.

This shocking dip in coverage comes despite the fact border officials said July and August were record-breaking months in terms of illegal crossings.

According to reports by Townhall:

There were more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in August, a DHS source told Fox News on Wednesday, the second month in a row where the number has been over the 200,000 mark as migrants continue to attempt to enter the U.S. The source told Fox that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July. Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 apprehensions — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 apprehensions during that year’s border crisis…There were 18,847 encounters of unaccompanied children in August, down slightly from July, and 86,487 encounters of family units, marking a 4% increase over July. 

It’s also roughly triple the population of the largest city in Joe Biden’s home state.  Since Biden took office, there have been more than 1.2 million border encounters with illegal immigrants.  Delaware’s population is less than one million. As always, the non-finalized August figure does not include any of the tens of thousands of known got-aways who also crossed the Southern border last month, evading apprehension.  The Biden administration has asserted that the border is “secure” and “closed.”  I’d imagine we’ll keep hearing more of the same:

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration intended to continue with its border strategy, which he said involves rebuilding “safe, legal and orderly pathways for migrants,” improving processing, and going after smugglers. “We have a plan, we are executing our plan and that takes time,” he said last month when he announced the July border numbers. He also told Border agents in audio leaked to Fox News that the situation is “unsustainable.”

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      1. And to add to that who reads their crap. I object to the fact that their crap cannot be removed from my viewing the other posts. For some reason we can flag them to no avail but removing their crap from our view is no longer possible.

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        Google is as bad as the FB, Twitter, and the rest with its sellect edits and blocking what it decides we can’t see with it’s own excuses that are mostly fake too. My own system blocks really bad sights so I rarely believe what Google obviously decides to block.

        Someone needs to take these self declared editors to the woodshed and punish them for their vigilante tactics. It is past time to break em up.

      2. They have to do with making money.
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  2. Many people are informed because they do their own research and search for the most informative articles to read.
    The media is totally in bed with this administration, and refuses to report truthfully and honestly to the American people.
    This is 100% on purpose. They know it and keep doing it. However, not a single news story covered by the mainstream is without harrassment of the previous president.

    1. I am informed because I seek out media that tells the truth.
      I know it is the truth because it is what I want to to be true.

    2. Is media harassment defined as any kind of reporting that might indicate that XpresidentRump has ever done anything negative?
      I have no doubt the report on Trump doing Stormy Daniel’s stink star was pure harassment.
      No one wants to reminded how expensive stink star prosts can be.

    3. Nine, it looks like your talk therapy is working.
      You can now type previous president with out smashing your keyboard.
      ( I am very disappointed that you dishonor Trump by failing to capitalize the P in president.)
      What is next on your treatment plan?

  3. It’s been about, Who You Know and how Much Money You Have and you can get away with anything, including murder. Always been that way. If you’re poor, don’t have influence friends, you will go to jail, pay a big fine, be label as a bad person. It’s all about the money and what can you do for me?

    1. That was the protocol in place for the Trump appointments.
      Why have so many turned on him and written such awful books.

  4. We have no media in this country anymore. What we have is the DPPM (Democrat Party Propaganda Machine). Honest objective journalism has gone the way of the dinosaurs. It is extinct.

  5. There is no spin by the Government or the media that altar the facts that exist and for all of those responsible for ignoring the safety and security of the American people is dereliction of duty to the people of this country and a Constitution that states ‘of the people,by the people and for the people” and not JoeBama and his merry band of misfits.

  6. It’s surprising that Americans are allowing an excessive number of migrants to enter the country! One would think that they already have enough illegalls and would want to prevent any more of them from entering!
    The choice, however, is theirs !

    1. This situation is not the choice of the people – only the Democrats that sit in congress who have turned their backs on citizens to please the World Order.

    2. What is excessive migrants.
      Were the Blacks excessive in the in the late 1700’s
      The Micks in the 1890’s
      The Wops in the 1920’s
      The Jewballs in the 1940’s

  7. What are we to do about the 200,000+ military-age males and tattooed felons walking right in? Wait until home invasions are as common as visits to neighborhoods by gardeners who have no in-demand skills and never will have any. I thought there were enough gardeners in my own hometown, and now it’s about fortifying our properties and protecting American families.

  8. There seems to be an excessive number of illegalls coming into America! I would have thought that Americans have had more than their fair share of illegalls and would now be preventing further of them from entering!

    1. We DON’T WANT thse people here!
      Period, paragraph, end of story!!!
      Anyone that is pro illegals, should bring them to their neighborhoods and house them. Period!
      I don’t give a rat’s behind where they’re coming from or what their circumstances are.
      Soooooo sick of this whole situation, and so are the people who live on these borders being affected.

  9. An absolute disgrace from those in the W.H. – always lying and hiding – they disregard the constitution and We the People that they serve! They have done more to endanger us than anything else besides hide illegal activity by the other DNC members. It all adds up to Treason!

  10. Media coverage drops. How long does it take for people to realize that corporate media is never going to report the truth. Corporate media is owned by 6 people. They are all satan worshipers . EVIL can never be truthful.

    1. Therefore why they never fail regardless of low viewership. Soros is a very powerful enemy of this country, wants one world order, and his cash supply is endless. We can’t give up and must fight back with all we have. 2022 is the first step.

  11. Coverage of the border crisis is limited and does not adequately include the huge costs of following the Biden rules, which need to be contrasted to the lower costs of the Trump rules. In addition, Biden needs to be sued for not obeying the SCOTUS ruling to reinstate Trump’s stay-in-Mexico policy.

    The DHS should hire hundreds of care givers to take care of the illegals, so the ICE and Border agents can deal with their primary jobs.

    1. What were the unit costs under Trump?
      Who will sue Biden, Trump?
      The DHS should care for the illegals with fists, clubs, whips, chains, bear spray and stink star pokes. .

  12. It’s hard to know why this happened and worse, how it’s going to be stopped! One has to wonder why all these people managed to get into the country? Where were those who should have been there to stop them!

  13. Send them all back to their countries–load them on a plane and get rid of them but tell them if they return they will be sent to Mexico and incarcerated for life.


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